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Fantastic. Claire is helping to get an Educate Together school set up in Greystones. Well done Claire.
Sharon points out that the fundymedia folks are picketing the state broadcaster over their censorship of some important issues. When cancer experts are now allowed on air because their pithy analysis of cancer care in Ireland does not please a Minister, then a stand needs to be taken.
An Irish Pharmacist blogs about the HSE and their war on pharmacists and the medical card.
Head of special initiatives at Google thinks Auctomatic is hot.
IrishElection got a makeover. Great design and love the new additions.
Meebo, my fav web based multi-IM client is becoming even more of a social network with this games addon.
PollDaddy also expands. If I owned this Irish-owned service I’d be leveraging the install base to carry out polls across this “network” of polling widgets. “We can poll a million people for you in the next 24 hours” and then send the poll out and give a little cash to the people who host the poll. Facebook make money with the quick polls. PollDaddy should do the same.
Séan is teaching his peers in school how to blog. More of this.
Via Stephen is this YouTube video that looks like it’s from the 60s but two vintage cameras from eBay gave it this look:
Cringe! Chuck Norris political endorsement. Chucks gotten some plastic work done.
Donncha recently asked me how I compile the fluffy links I generally do every day. Mainly I have my blog editing window open in a tab in Firefox. As I see things that interest me and I find interesting, I will update a draft blog post with these links and a little bit of commentary or just open a new tab in Firefox with that link. At the end of the day I can sometimes have up to 60 tabs open. I become more selective too the longer the tab is open. I’m subbed to about 220 news feeds right now and the content from them mixed together is quite eclectic so I think at least one link each day will appeal to the (allegedly 800+) people that are subscribed to this blog. What I’ve noticed in the past while is I’ve been putting stuff that highlights what Irish bloggers are saying or doing at the start of the fluffy links. Something which was not a conscious decision. I’m also noticing too that resultant from this I get emails almost every day asking for a Fluffy Link. Just so you know, I am happy to link to something that you think I’d find interesting. So email away. At one point I was 2 weeks ahead with my fluffy links but not so these days.
Hi Damien !
Thank You for the ‘plug’ – really do appreciate it !
If RTE – as the news source which is apparently ‘used’ by most people in the State – was prepared to highlight (expose?) the ineptitude [ie http://thatsireland.com/2007/11/18/fifty-ways-to-laugh-at-voters-video-version/%5D of those in Leinster House , it might go some way towards improving services/resolving issues for those of us not in receipt of â‚¬38,000 salary increases.
Thanks again !
SlÃ¡n go fÃ³ill anois ,
Bad link .
This should work :
Terrific idea regarding PollDaddy ‘quickpolls’. I wonder if they’ve thought of this…
220 feeds.. that’s a hell of a lot! It must be hard work to keep up with them 🙂
I’m up to 100 feeds now, and it’s hard work to keep my unread items below 1000 unless I’m really avoiding work.
Question: Where did the name “Fluffy Links” come from?
Donagh Kiernan suggested my blog was fluffy though less fluffy that other personal blogs. I liked that description so started calling the links fluffy. It stuck. http://www.mulley.net/2006/03/28/fluffy-blog-fluffy-blogging/
If you really want to know where Chuck Norris is coming from, check this out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1pnFg0Sp2Xw
The man is a clown.
Also, great comment on Reddit about this video:
“Nice trophy wife. 🙂
Jesus told him to leave his first wife for her.”
its not fundymedia damien or indymedia its sharon
Hi noen !
Thanks anyway , but Damien already knows my name 😉 !
But what “its” are you referring to ?
“Sharon points out that the fundymedia folks are picketing the state broadcaster over their censorship of some important issues. When cancer experts are now allowed on air because their pithy analysis of cancer care in Ireland does not please a Minister, then a stand needs to be taken.”
Shouldn’t that read “When cancer experts are NOT allowed”?
Hi Elana !
I took it as read that Damien meant ‘not’ , rather than ‘now’ , as I have read his comments elsewhere over this and like-minded issues , and I didn’t mention it for that reason.